[kde-linux] Different .kde files for different hosts
coolguyzak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 20:06:12 UTC 2005
Should KDE provide a GUI mechanism for configuring such things? I know there
is one for KDEDATA and KDEHOME, but what about /etc/profile.d?
On 8/29/05, Manuel Amador <rudd-o at amautacorp.com> wrote:
> KDEHOME is the wrong variable for this. Use KDEDIRS and
> a /etc/profile.d script if you want to achieve layered configuration
> based on host name, or the moon phase.
> El jue, 25-08-2005 a las 18:37 -0700, James Richard Tyrer escribió:
> > Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > > On Friday 26 August 2005 00:43, James Bigler wrote:
> > >
> > >>I work at a place with many varied installations of Linux and
> > >>KDE. My home directory is mounted via NFS on all these machines, so
> .kde is
> > >>shared between them.
> > >>
> > >>I'm having problems when I log into another machine that is running a
> > >>different version of KDE or has a different setup. For example my
> > >>workstation has dual monitors while many other machines do not. The
> > >>directory gets shared between conflicting versions of KDE and things
> > >>to go bad.
> > >>
> > >>I was wondering if there was a way to get KDE to look into different
> > >>based on the machine. That way I could have effectively a .kde-host1
> and a
> > >>.kde-host2 and keep them separate.
> > >
> > >
> > > Yes, quite easily.
> > > KDE defaults to .kde in the user's home directory, but will take the
> > > the environment variable KDEHOME points to
> > > http://kde.ground.cz/tiki-index.php?page=Environment+Variables
> > Yet another reason why we shouldn't store users data in the KDEHOME
> > directory. Or, perhaps we could also have a KDEDATA directory
> > environment directory and by default they could both be: "~/.kde".
> > Here this user has a problem. If he has two different KDEHOMEs, where
> > does he put his mail, calendar, etc. data?
> Manuel Amador <rudd-o at amautacorp.com>
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